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Author Topic: Among Those With Cirrhosis, Curing Hep C Has Multiple Health Benefits  (Read 6206 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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For people with cirrhosis and hepatitis C virus (HCV), curing the virus is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer, advanced cirrhosis and death of both liver-and non-liver-related causes.

Publishing their findings in the journal Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a prospective study of 1,323 people with hep C receiving care at 35 clinical centers in France from 2006 to 2012.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/among-cirrhosis-curing-hep-c-multiple-health-benefits

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Among Those With Cirrhosis, Curing Hep C Has Multiple Health Benefits
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 04:27:23 pm »
Good news but I notice all the study subjects had no prior liver related complications so I am assuming they had not had varicies. I wonder how long they had been diagnosed with cirrhosis. Still though good to see a reduction in all causes of death and especially a signifigant reduction in risk for HCC
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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